Marina Garrote-López is a postdoctoral researcher in the nonlinear algebra group at MPI MiS. In July she obtained her Ph.D at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya under the supervision of Marta Casanellas and Jesús Fernández-Sánchez. Next spring she will be visiting Elizabeth Allman and John Rhodes at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and in summer she will join the group of Elina Robeva at the University of British Columbia as a postdoctoral researcher.
Her research focuses in applications of algebraic geometry in biology and statistics. She is particularly interested in using algebraic and geometric tools in phylogenetic reconstruction, to study and understand the evolutionary relationships among groups of biological entities.
In her free time, Marina likes playing cello, specially in a group or an orchestra. She also loves cooking and trying traditional food from different countries. But her preferred activities are hiking and enjoying the company of her family and friends.
October 22, 2021